Joyce Shen

Continuing Lecturer


Building and scaling data and AI products | Venture Capital in AI and deep tech | Commercialization of emerging technologies | Innovation


Joyce Shen is a venture capital/private equity investor and business builder. Joyce's technical expertise centers around emerging technologies, machine learning & AI, data economy, and cybersecurity. With significant cross-functional experience that span venture capital/private equity investing, technology M&A, corporate finance/CFO, corporate strategy, technology and product innovation, operations, and go-to-market, Joyce has extensive strategy, financial, and operational experience and deep knowledge in incubating, investing in, growing, and managing new businesses in both global public companies and early to growth technology startups. Joyce has also published books on technology and innovation and is a patent holder on detecting and locating unsecured sensors in critical infrastructures.

Joyce was the Global Managing Director in the Office of the CTO responsible for emerging technology strategy, startup partnerships, and venture investments at Thomson Reuters. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Joyce was the founding Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of IBM Cloud Platform responsible for a multi-billion P&L. Before that, Joyce led finance, operations, and acquisition integration of the $1 billion Collaboration and HR SaaS software business. She started her career in IBM M&A Corporate Development closing acquisitions over $6 billion in cloud, data management, and security.

Joyce received two bachelor's degrees in Statistics and Economics from The University of Chicago and an MBA with concentrations in Quantitative Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.